The last several months have seen some increased scrutiny around Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers‘ star quarterback heightened that spotlight after recently announcing his engagement that was quickly revealed to actress Shailene Woodley. Rodgers is now dreading the situation he’s about to embark into with his fiancee.
Aaron Rodgers takes a massive step in his personal life
Aaron Rodgers has mostly kept his personal life out of the discussion throughout much of his NFL career.
However, his choices away from football have garnered some attention over the last several months, beginning with his separation from Danica Patrick. Things sparked up again during his 2020 MVP speech in February after he revealed he got engaged, which quickly became linked to actress Shailene Woodley.
Since then, Rodgers has remained mum on the details, only offering that his next big challenge will be fatherhood. Meanwhile, Woodley did recently confirm that she became engaged to the star quarterback.
Things are now reportedly pushing toward a direction that Rodgers isn’t looking forward to in his personal life.
Aaron Rodgers is dreading putting his fiancee Shailene Woodley in a ‘toxic environment’
Over the last several weeks, the conversation has shifted over to Aaron Rodgers’ life away from football.
His recent announcement that he became engaged to Shailene Woodley last year has perked up plenty of ears with his personal life. However, OK! Magazine is reporting that the Packers’ star quarterback isn’t too enthused about the idea of having her in a possible “toxic environment” involving meeting his parents.
“It’s no secret that Aaron’s been estranged from them for years. The last thing he wants is for Shailene to get caught up in the drama,” says the source, adding that the actress, 29, is encouraging the athlete, 37, to let bygones be bygones. “She wants Aaron to clear the air with his folks, but he’s not ready to do that, and he doesn’t want to bring Shailene into a toxic environment.”
It’s publicly known that Rodgers doesn’t hold a strong relationship with his parents and family. He has had his issues with his families over the years, with many private matters becoming public.
Rodgers is also well aware of the scrutiny around him that can often lead to negative conversations. The 37-year-old has worked toward filtering out all that noise from his life, but having his fiancee in his circle will lead to more challenging situations.
However, Woodley is used to the limelight given her work as an actress. There is an advantage in that realm to knowing what to expect with the increased public attention. If anything, this report indicates that Rodgers will do his best to shield her away from the negative issues.
Bright future lies ahead
Aaron Rodgers may hold a moment that he’s dreading ahead in his personal life, but he has much to be excited about on the football field.
Rodgers is coming off one of his best campaigns that earned him his third MVP award. He may have created uncertain chatter around his future in Green Bay, but the franchise has publicly voiced its unwavering commitment to him.
Rodgers is heading into the second year of his four-year, $134 million deal that runs through the 2023 campaign. There are also recent reports that the team approached him in January concerning a possible extension.
As this offseason continues to unfold, it will become clear what lies ahead for the future Hall of Famer.
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